Mock orange

Philadelphus 'Manteau d'Hermine'

Mock orange - Philadelphus  'Manteau d'Hermine'

Common Name: Mock orange
Genus: Philadelphus
Cultivar: 'Manteau d'Hermine'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.75 m (75 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.50 m (150 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Cream, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June & July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

In June and July the arching shoots of this deciduous shrub are smothered in deliciously fragrant, double creamy-white flowers and mid-green leaves. On warm summer evenings the delicate orange-blossom fragrance floats on the breeze. This compact bushy variety of the popular mock orange is perfect for a small garden or where border space is limited. An essential low-maintenance shrub for a sunny mixed border, it can also cope with urban pollution and salt-laden air.

  • Garden care: Mulch around the roots in spring with a deep layer of well-rotted garden compost or manure. Prune in late summer immediately after flowering removing one in four of the older stems to ground level.

  • Goes well with: Buddleja 'Lochinch', Choisya ternata, Stachys byzantina, Echinops ritro, Lamium maculata 'Beacon Silver', Lavandula augustifolia 'Hidcote'.


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